Client hired the DUI Defense Team after trying to navigate through the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Driver Control bureaucracy. After a stop on suspicion of DUI, a law enforcement officer arrested Client for DUI and demanded that she submit to a breath test. Client attempted twice to give a breath sample for testing, but, due…

On January 30, 2015, the Kansas Supreme Court issued an opinion in Wichita vs. Molitor. Mr. Molitor was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (“DUI”). He failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus (“HGN”) test but passed the walk-and-turn test and one-leg stand test. The officer requested a preliminary breath test (“PBT”), which Mr….

Kansas lawmakers have proposed a bill that would reduce the amount of time before you are eligible to expunge a DUI from your criminal record. Currently, Kansas law requires a person to wait 10 years to expunge a DUI arrest or conviction. However, House Bill 2662 would cut that time in half, requiring only a…

Police across the country troll the internet looking for computers with illegal child pornography visible through Limewire or other peer-to-peer software. When a file is found, they obtain IP address information, get a search warrant, and seize all computers located at the residence where the computer containing illegal files is located. The fact that there…

Local police and FBI agents routinely conduct “sting” operations online. They create fake profiles to present themselves as teenage girls and troll chat rooms in search of men who will eventually discuss the possibility of meeting in person for sex. The operations resemble those featured on Dateline’s “To Catch a Predator” series. However, as police…

Sweeping changes in the Kansas Offender Registration Act (“KORA”) were passed in 2011. The impact is dramatic. What was a ten year registration period has become 15 years, 25 years, or even lifetime for some offenses. Registration is more than mailing in a form. It now requires in-person reporting, potentially in multiple counties, four times…

The war on drugs is big business on Kansas highways. Police troll the highways looking for cars with out-of-state license plates and drivers that fit the profile of a drug courier. When a target is located, police find a reason to make a traffic stop. Common explanations for the “routine traffic stop” include following too…

There’s no denying the impact of independent contractors, or “freelancers”, on the U.S. economy. More than 10 million workers, comprising 7.4 percent of the U.S. workforce, are classified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as independent contractors. So called “alternative workers” in 2010 are estimated to have accounted for $626 billion in personal income, or…

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is: how much does it cost to hire a DUI attorney? A DUI attorney’s fee will vary based on his experience, reputation, and specialization and the factual circumstances of the case. Kansas DUI attorneys’ fees typically range from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the complexities of…

After you have been arrested for DUI, the arresting officer will request that you submit to a test of your blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of measuring your blood alcohol concentration. The officer has the discretion to choose which of these tests you must take, and he may have you take more than…

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